Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I know this will get some grief, but I'd take ARod were the Yankees willing to give up on him and pay msot of his contract. ARod at $3 million per year for the next five years, IMO, would be a bargain. He could play 3B, provide some power, and obp.
I suspect he'll have at least one more very good year (800 - 850 OPS) and at least three solid ones (750 - 800 OPS) before retiring.
Of course, having said that, I was completely wrong about Manny Ramirez, so there you go.
Oh, I would do that too. But why would the Yanks care about $15 million over the next 5 years? They would still be on the hook for $99 million in that scenario. I'm sure they'd rather just keep ARod and hope to get something out of him if they still had to pay him most of the deal anyway.
But yeah, for argument's sake, I'd probably take a 5-year, $15 million deal for ARod if I were the Reds. I bet he has one big year left in him. No more than one, but I could see him having a good 2014 season, for example.